Favas are sometimes called broad beans or horse beans, and are most often used in Mediterranean foods. This bruschetta is a delicious way to showcase them. Manchego viejo cheese is aged and has a firm texture similar to Parmesan. If you can't find Manchego viejo, use Parmesan.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2005


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16 servings (serving size: 2 bruschetta)


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  • Remove beans from pods; discard pods. Cook beans in boiling water 1 minute; rinse with cold water. Drain; remove outer skins from beans. Discard skins. Place beans in a food processor. Add tarragon and next 4 ingredients (through garlic); process until almost smooth. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons bean mixture over each bread slice. Arrange cheese evenly over bread slices.


Nutrition Facts

115 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 3.6g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 1.2g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 0.9mg; sodium 268mg; calcium 64mg.